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6th Dec '17 4:05:46 AM Shadowgazer
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* The Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse interprets Tony Stark as a guy smart enough to build the world's first function suit of PoweredArmor and suave enough to sleep with dozens of Playboy models, but simultaneously too dumb to know his own social security number and too dense to buy remotely acceptable Christmas presents for his own girlfriend. In general, the films play up his total lack of normal human skills a lot more than the comics do, where he's brilliant but just an asshole.

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* The Film/MarvelCinematicUniverse interprets Tony Stark as a guy smart enough to build the world's first function suit of PoweredArmor and suave enough to sleep with dozens of Playboy models, PoweredArmor, but simultaneously too dumb to know his own social security number and too dense to buy remotely acceptable Christmas presents for his own girlfriend. In general, the films play up his total lack of normal human skills a lot more than the comics do, where he's brilliant but just an asshole.
8th Sep '17 3:08:06 PM TheBigBopper
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* Shirou Emiya of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' recognizes that he can never become a true magus or learn high-grade magecraft, so he decides to focus on specializing in the basic magecraft he already knows. The end result is exemplified with [[spoiler: Archer.]]
** Although this one might not really count, as what he considers to be "basic magecraft", aka strengthening and especially projection, were just mundane applications of the unique and very powerful talent he had from the very beginning.

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* Shirou Emiya ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Illya was raised as a {{Tykebomb}} by the Einzbern family to win the Holy Grail War. She went through TrainingFromHell in order to be able to summon and control the Berserker-class servant Herakles, and probably has the strongest magical power of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' recognizes that he can never become a true magus or learn high-grade magecraft, so he decides to focus on specializing any master in the basic magecraft he already knows. Fifth Grail War. The end result downside is exemplified with [[spoiler: Archer.]]
** Although this one might not really count, as what he considers to be "basic magecraft", aka strengthening
that her isolated and especially projection, were just mundane applications of the unique torturous upbringing turned her into an unstable {{Yandere}}, who also shows poor people skills and very powerful talent he had from the very beginning.a lack of maturity considering she's OlderThanSheLooks.
3rd Sep '17 5:53:43 AM WillBGood
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* The cast from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. In particular, see Ranma, Ryouga, Mousse and Shampoo; by and large, they make up for their extensive martial abilities with their lack of social skill and modern knowledge. Ranma, because of his father's upbringing, Ryouga, because of his lack of upbringing, and Shampoo and Mousse, because they were raised in a warrior society. It should be noted that the extensive fandom means that the exact balance between the characters (as well as the extent of their abilities or lack thereof, as the case may be) can be argued, ad infinitum ad nauseum.

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* The cast from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. In particular, see Ranma, Ryouga, Mousse and Shampoo; by and large, they make up for their extensive martial abilities with their lack of social skill and modern knowledge. knowledge: Ranma, because of his father's upbringing, upbringing; Ryouga, because of his lack of upbringing, upbringing; and Shampoo and Mousse, because they were raised in a warrior society. It should be noted that the extensive fandom means that the exact balance between the characters (as well as the extent of their abilities or lack thereof, as the case may be) can be argued, ad infinitum ad nauseum.
1st Sep '17 3:41:00 AM RobTan
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* Barney Stinson from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is highly skilled at the performing arts, is a master manipulator and seducer, can write loophole-proof documents that a trained lawyer cannot work around, and his home is full of complex gadgets which he apparently designed himself. However, he is also shown to lack basic high school level knowledge, simple life skills like driving and using tools, and, despite being very socially adept in other areas, is unable to navigate a genuine romantic relationship or a serious dispute with his best friend without help.

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* Barney Stinson from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is highly skilled at the performing arts, speaks multiple languages, is a master manipulator and seducer, can write loophole-proof documents that a trained lawyer cannot work around, and his home is full of complex gadgets which he apparently designed himself. However, he is also shown to lack basic high school level knowledge, simple life skills like driving and using tools, and, despite being very socially adept in other areas, is unable to navigate a genuine romantic relationship or a serious dispute with his best friend without help.
1st Sep '17 2:12:58 AM RobTan
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* Barney Stinson from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' is highly skilled at the performing arts, is a master manipulator and seducer, can write loophole-proof documents that a trained lawyer cannot work around, and his home is full of complex gadgets which he apparently designed himself. However, he is also shown to lack basic high school level knowledge, simple life skills like driving and using tools, and, despite being very socially adept in other areas, is unable to navigate a genuine romantic relationship or a serious dispute with his best friend without help.
4th Aug '17 8:58:33 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** It's also a common criticism of the books that no mention is made of typical school curriculum taught at Hogwarts. Somewhat justified; History and Chemistry seem to be focused exclusively on the History of Magic and Potions, which would be the more important versions of the subject to a wizard, Physics has basically gone out the window, and Biology is split between Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. However, that also means that any Hogwarts student's Math, (Muggle) History, and Writing/English skills are pretty much capped off at the sixth grade. It's a wonder that any of them can do the complex conversions required for wizarding economics, or the quite lengthy essays that are demanded of them by the Third year on.

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** It's also a common criticism of the books that no mention is made of typical school curriculum taught at Hogwarts. Somewhat justified; History and Chemistry seem to be focused exclusively on the History of Magic and Potions, which would be the more important versions of the subject to a wizard, Physics has basically gone out the window, and Biology is split between Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures. However, that also means that any Hogwarts student's Math, (Muggle) History, and Writing/English skills are pretty much capped off at the sixth grade. It's a wonder that any of them can do the complex conversions required for wizarding economics, economics (though that might be covered by Arithmancy - and in any case, goblins run the wizarding economy), or the quite lengthy essays that are demanded of them by the Third year on.
25th Jul '17 3:06:02 PM WillKeaton
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*** This one only really applies to Peridot. When she was introduced, she was a stone-cold, heartless gem, because emotions aren't something Homeworld spends a lot of time on. Her emotional development only began after the events of Jailbreak. As the series progresses, she gets more and more desperate to leave Earth, [[SanitySlippage which does quite a number on her sanity]]. She developed a knack for laughing whenever she beat the Gems at something, and suffers from a minor breakdown after Steven can't fix the Homeworld warp. After her capture, she has the emotional stability of a young child. She frequently throws temper tantrums, and says a lot of things she doesn't know hurt other people, especially to Garnet [[spoiler:(since she's a fusion)]] and Pearl (since Pearls are the lowest in the Homeworld chaste system).

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*** This one only really applies to Peridot. When she was introduced, she was a stone-cold, heartless gem, because emotions aren't something Homeworld spends a lot of time on. Her emotional development only began after the events of Jailbreak. As the series progresses, she gets more and more desperate to leave Earth, [[SanitySlippage which does quite a number on her sanity]]. She developed a knack for laughing whenever she beat the Gems at something, and suffers from a minor breakdown after Steven can't fix the Homeworld warp. After her capture, she has the emotional stability of a young child. She frequently throws temper tantrums, and says a lot of things she doesn't know hurt other people, especially to Garnet [[spoiler:(since she's a fusion)]] and Pearl (since Pearls are the lowest in the Homeworld chaste system).regarded as glorified personal servants back on Homeworld).
25th Jul '17 3:03:12 PM WillKeaton
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*** On the other end of the spectrum, Pearl never eats,and when she finally decides to drink something, she says it in the tone of someone announcing they're going to empty an entire bottle of vodka before the end of the night. Cue her struggling to open a can of apple juice for ten full seconds. Her attempts include tapping the top and trying to twist the lid off.

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*** On the other end of the spectrum, Pearl never eats,and eats, and when she finally decides to drink something, she says it in the tone of someone announcing they're going to empty an entire bottle of vodka before the end of the night. Cue her struggling to open a can of apple juice for ten full seconds. Her attempts include tapping the top and trying to twist the lid off.
25th Jul '17 3:02:01 PM WillKeaton
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* Poor, poor Extendeds from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. Especially Stella. One of the Alliance best pilots, but has a mind of an eight-year-old.

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* Poor, poor Extendeds from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny''. Especially Stella. One of the best Alliance best pilots, but has a mind of an eight-year-old.
25th Jul '17 3:01:30 PM WillKeaton
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** Ippo and his coach had given effort to make Ippo into a well rounded fighter, but had realized that such choice would be less effective than just training him into the best pure-infighter they can, because: A) Ippo has a very small physique and very short reach making him extremely effective in close range but the exact opposite otherwise. B) Ippo is a 'top of top' tier hardpuncher with 'inhuman endurance' thus wild brawling such as even trading hits will be extremely at his advantage C) Ippo just wasn't born to be an outfighter, unable to match the skills of other top notch boxers in outfighting D) Ippo and his coach are the type of people who cry 'gutsu gutsu', often almost to the degree of 'Throw the towel? Rather die!'

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** Ippo and his coach had given effort to make Ippo into a well rounded fighter, but had realized that such choice would be less effective than just training him into the best pure-infighter they can, because: A) Ippo has a very small physique and very short reach making him extremely effective in close range but the exact opposite otherwise. B) Ippo is a 'top "top of top' top" tier hardpuncher with 'inhuman endurance' "inhuman endurance," thus wild brawling brawling, such as even trading hits hits, will be extremely at his advantage C) Ippo just wasn't born to be an outfighter, unable to match the skills of other top notch boxers in outfighting D) Ippo and his coach are the type of people who cry 'gutsu gutsu', often often, almost to the degree of 'Throw "Throw in the towel? Rather die!'die!"
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